3750 Gunn Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618, Suite 207

(813) 431-2798 | DrAranda@HelpingTampaFamilies.com

Helping Tampa Families Cope with Crisis During Challenging Times

Helping Tampa Families Cope with Crisis During Challenging Times

Helping Tampa Families Cope with Crisis During Challenging TimesHelping Tampa Families Cope with Crisis During Challenging Times

Now Working Through Telehealth (Online Video Conferencing) in the Comfort and Safety of Your Home.

My Practice


My Experience

My Treatment Focus

My Treatment Focus

I am a Licensed Psychologist located in Tampa, Florida. With 21 years of experience, a doctorate in clinical psychology, and a specialization in child psychology, I have helped hundreds of Bay area families with the challenges of building happier and more fulfilling lives and stronger families. I currently serve as the President of the Bay Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.



My Treatment Focus

My Treatment Focus

My Treatment Focus

Fluent in both English and Spanish, I offer psychological services to Bay Area families through telehealth (online video conferencing) during the current health crisis. My work includes psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, and psychological and educational evaluations to patients of all ages. Along with other common mental health issues, my current work also focuses on helping clients of all ages manage anxiety and the emotional distress accompanying the current health crisis. I consistently use methods from cognitive and behavioral therapies along with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) strategies. 


My Patient Promise

My Treatment Focus

My Patient Promise

I am committed to the challenging yet worthwhile goals of helping clients of all ages thrive while building stronger families. My guidance and help, rooted in researched-based practices, can help these become reality. 


My Work


Psychological Services

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, my treatment approach is focused on preserving your good health through telehealth services (online video conferencing using a secure and encrypted platform). I specialize in psychological treatment for children, adolescents and adults. I also complete educational evaluations for both gifted and struggling students, from ages 4 to adulthood. I offer a free, confidential telephone consultation prior to initiating any psychological service. Please note I only accept TriCare insurance. (At this time TriCare is covering telehealth services.)

Adult Services:  Individual Therapy for Anxiety • Parenting and Family Issues • Psychological Evaluations • Psychoeducational Evaluations

Children's Services: ADHD • Adjustment to Divorce • Behavioral Difficulties • Emotional Regulation • Family Conflict • Sleep Problems • Anxiety/Depression • Homeschool Evaluations • Psychological Evaluations • Psychoeducational Evaluations • Gifted Testing and others



ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Are you or someone you love struggling with school? I have performed hundreds of comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children, adolescents, college and graduate students and adults. These evaluations have covered issues including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, and emotional and behavioral disorders. During my decade with one of Tampa Bay’s large school districts, I gained not only a profound understanding of students who possess exceptional abilities, but also a thorough familiarity with public and private schools’ policies. I can helpfully guide parents through the evaluation process and explain how the results may be used to shape your child's education plan and their course of studies. I am credentialed as an evaluator for Vocational Rehabilitation and as an Independent Educational Evaluator for Hillsborough County Schools.


Gifted Evaluations

I have 20 years of experience completing gifted evaluations for children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. I strive to offer a comfortable environment that is conducive to obtaining the most accurate portrayal of your child's learning potential.

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Maria T. Aranda, Ph.D.

3750 Gunn Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618, Suite 207

DrAranda@HelpingTampaFamilies.com (813) 431-2798


Mon-Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun